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AFI Film Readers


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AFI Film Readers, published in cooperation with the American Film Institute, focus on important issues and themes in film and media scholarship.

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Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

1st Edition

Edited By Warren Buckland
May 26, 2009

Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that ...

Landscape and Film

Landscape and Film

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Lefebvre
May 30, 2006

Landscape is everywhere in film, but it has been largely overlooked in theory and criticism. This volume of new work will address fundamental questions: What kind of landscape is cinematic landscape? How is cinematic landscape different from landscape painting? How is landscape deployed in the work...

East European Cinemas

East European Cinemas

1st Edition

Edited By Anik├│ Imre
September 14, 2005

Eastern Europe has produced rich and varied film cultures--Czech, Hungarian, and Serbian among them-whose histories have been intimately tied to the transition from Soviet domination to the complexities of post-Communist life. This latest volume in the AFI Film Readers series presents a ...

New Media Theories and Practices of Digitextuality

New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Everett, John T. Caldwell
February 28, 2003

The mushroom-like growth of new media technologies is radically challenging traditional media outlets. The proliferation of technologies like DVDs, MP3s and the Internet has freed the public from what we used to understand as mass media. In the face of such seismic shifts and ruptures, the ...

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